Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: Online catalogue

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Release of online water catalogues

1 May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05

From today, 22,870 new catalogue descriptions are available online and can be searched through the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. To mark the commencement of our new project, funded by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, we have completed the retroconversion of the old typescript catalogues of our water collections. These collections include: the records of the Trent [...]

Water, water, everywhere

April 22nd, 2011 at 01:04

Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, administered by The National Archives and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, the Monument Trust, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Mercers Company Charitable Foundation, the Goldsmiths Company and the J [...]

New catalogues added from January to March 2011

April 4th, 2011 at 08:04

New collections Descriptions of three new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Bills, receipts and correspondence, mostly from Nottinghamshire businesses to Shaw & Shaw, cotton spinners, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield; 1871-1902 (MS 876) Legal papers relating to the Denison family and [...]

Did your ancestors attend chapel?

February 9th, 2011 at 08:02

If so, there is a chance that some references to them might be found in the nonconformist church records held at The University of Nottingham. Researchers and family historians are used to going to local county or diocesan record offices such as Nottinghamshire Archives to see the registers and records from Anglican parish churches. Nottinghamshire [...]

Completion of Presentment Bills cataloguing project

January 19th, 2011 at 08:01

In the 17th and 18th centuries, getting on the wrong side of the churchwarden of your local parish church was not to be recommended. Churchwardens were obliged, twice a year, to write a report about the behaviour of the parishioners and to submit it to the Archdeacon’s court. Many reported ‘nothing to present’, but any [...]

New catalogues added from September to December 2010

January 12th, 2011 at 09:01

New collections Descriptions of four new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Papers of J.A. Walker relating to the lace firms J.B. Walker and Company Ltd and Basford Textile Group Ltd, of Sandiacre and Nottingham, and to the lace [...]

The Chaworth-Musters Collection

October 18th, 2010 at 10:10

The Chaworths were one of the most prominent landed families in Nottinghamshire. They acquired the manors of Edwalton in the 13th century, Wiverton in the 14th century, and Annesley in the 15th century. The family was joined with the Musters family of Colwick Hall by the marriage of the last Chaworth heiress, Mary Ann Chaworth, to John [...]

New catalogues added from June to August 2010

September 14th, 2010 at 12:09

New collections Descriptions of two new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Papers of the Chaworth Musters family of Annesley Park and Colwick Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1538-2004 (ChM) Records of Pasolds Limited, clothing manufacturers of Langley, Berkshire, and various predecessor [...]

New catalogues added from March to May 2010

June 9th, 2010 at 03:06

New collections Descriptions of four new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Slides of photographs, documents and plans relating to Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, c.1955 (MS 630) Papers relating to Patricia Latham, nurse at the General Hospital, Nottingham; 1953-1957 (MS 857) Papers [...]

New catalogues added in January and February 2010

March 4th, 2010 at 12:03

New collections Descriptions of 7 new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to a more detailed catalogue entry. Papers of Victor Horsley, pupil at High Pavement School, Nottingham , 1918-1928 (MS 284) Copy photographs of Laxton, Nottinghamshire , originally taken c.1890-1970; 2009 (MS 829) Abstract [...]